Without a doubt, 2017 was the year of Fenty Beauty. Rihanna singlehandedly shook up the beauty industry when she announced her brand would be dropping 40 different foundation shades for all skin tones. Struggling to find the right foundation shade to match the intricacies of dark skin tones has been the story many women of color share throughout the years.
In the beauty universe, you know you've reached peak adulthood once you've amassed a full collection of makeup brushesВ and know how to use each one correctly. But not all of us have a personal makeup brush guide to help us get there, so if you're still applying powder eye shadow with your fingers, we get it.
DueВ to theВ amazing advances made in the professional cosmetic industry, you can now wake up and walk out the door without applying a stitch of makeup but still look like you've stood in front of a mirror, artfully touching up your face for the greater part of the morning. It's treatments like microblading, eyelash extensions, filler, and even tattooed eyelinerВ which semi-permanently alter your appearance just as aВ makeup pencil, concealer, and mascara wand would-but for an extended period of time, with no removal and reapplication necessary.
Sephora is a great place to stop in for freebies and free samples. Most of them are available without any purchase required and you just need to ask to get them. It's really pretty easy to get free stuff from Sephora, the secret is knowing what they have available that's free for the taking. Look below to find out how you can get free makeup, free samples, free makeovers, free beauty services, free classes, and more.
Since the beginning of time, society has shamed lazy girls into keeping their laissez-faire habits hush-hush. But today, we're taking a stand and celebrating the fact that sometimes, just because you do less , doesn't mean you don't do it as well -in fact, the opposite often proves quite true. Here's to celebrating the glint of genius behind every lazy-or rather, resourceful -decision you've ever made!
As beauty editors, we get bombarded with a ton of new products every day (we know-tough life).В ReviewedВ is a seriesВ in which we report on some of the best products we've tried. Whether it's a drugstore lipstick that lasted all day or a hand cream that saved us this winter, you'll find all of our favorites in this column.
If you enjoyВ contouring, the perfect palette is a beauty bag essential. Unfortunately, it often comes with a hefty price tag. And while we love to browse our local drugstores for surprisingly effective beauty buys,В contour kitsВ aren't normally on our radar. But fear not, because drugstore beauty brands В have В been serving up the goods, offering affordable contour palettes that are easy to use while providing flawless dimension.
When it comes to creating flawless complexions that look like they were blessed by a choir of heavenly angels, nobody knows more than celebrity makeup artists. They can get creative with a cat-eye, or craft a killer oxblood lip, but the foundation (pun intended) for it all is perfect, natural -looking skin.
Making the switch over toВ non-toxic makeup was on my to-do list. The priority level was somewhere between learning how to bake Instagram-worthy cakes and figuring out how to invest in cryptocurrencies. There was a lot of me thinking "Yeah, I should do that. Maybe on a weekend? Will probably take some research, time, and money" -aka,В not happening any time soon.
New Year's Eve brings on a myriad of feelings, yet the most popular ones are normally centered around what to wear for the special occasion and how to wear it. Makeup looks worn for NYE over the years have changed with current beauty trends, but do you really need to go all out with your makeup in order to have a successful night?
When it comes to lipstick trends, the brights and corals and ombrГ©s may come and go, but there's one style that always remains en vogue: the au naturel nude. What does change, however, isВ its finish.В For the past several seasons, nude lips came in one variety: matte and cool-toned. Now that's being replaced with a creamier alternative with more natural finishes like cream, shimmer, or gloss.
It's that time of month again. No, not your period-just your nails begging for a little extra TLC. When you notice that your tips are looking snagged, your first move is to reach for a nail file-but there are actually different filing options that each produce a different result. While emery boards have been a classic since you were swiping your mom's as a teen, there have been some developments when it comes to filing.
From sponges to blackhead vacuums, the market is full of gadgets to help you maximize your beauty routine. Finding a tool that simplifies literally any aspect of our makeup routine (or just makes it more fun) is our favorite hobby outside of the officeвЃ -that's why we've rounded up the most essential beauty tools that every makeup lover should own.
I've always been rather smug about my skin. I rarely break out, hardly ever suffer from any reactions and considering I still get ID'd at the age of 26, I must be doing okay in the wrinkle department. But last year, I started to notice that something wasn't quite right about my skin. It was 3 p.m. on a Monday afternoon, and I caught sight of myself in the mirror in the office bathroom.
Like most people, you probably think of gold eyeshadow as that super flattering cocktail dress in your closet that you can't wait to wear again (as soon as a special occasion presents itself). Sure, we've seen warm bronze shadows take center stage-and we've certainly hit the metal part of the pan with champagne-colored eyeshadows-but pure gold is slowly rising back to the top as one of the most flattering shades anyone can wear.
Getty Images We're pretty sure Rihanna (all hail) wakes up with diamond-esque skin-even before her trademark trick of layering one, two, or even three highlighters atop her infamous cheekbones. Regardless, it's a stone-cold fact the singer and creator of Fenty Beauty knows a thing or two about take-a-bow highlighter application.
It'll come as no surprise to you that ASOS is a treasure trove of fashion pieces. But did you know that the retailer also stocks cult beauty products? Here at Byrdie, we spend hours trawling through the site's never-ending selection of MAC, Pixi and its very own beauty brand, ASOS Design. And if we're obsessed, we know you will be too.
As far as we're concerned, the world is Emily Ratajkowski's runway. She's not afraid to take beauty risks on the red carpet, whether that's wearing an intensely graphic cat-eye or an (unexpected) Posh Spice-inspired bob hairstyle. No matter what, it seems like she always pulls off the looks, too. There hasn't been a single look of hers in recent memory that didn't inspire us to try out something new for ourselves.
Social media is a guilty pleasure-there's no denying that. Its downfalls are both well-documented and numerous. And Instagram is no exception. Just like Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter, it consumesВ an embarrassing amount of our time and energy. But we can't help it-it's a verified gold mine of beauty looks.
We're never not excited about new nail art, especially when glitter is in the mix. Yup, you heard it here first: Glitter is for grown-ups, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. When worn on your nails, it gives your hands this undeniable wow factor. Whether it's an ever-so-slight sparkle or a full-on bedazzlement, glitter nails will always have a place in our hearts and on our Instagram feed.
True story: I used to work at CVS in high school. Aside from the occasionally disgruntled customer asking me why their iced tea wasn't buy-one-get-one-free or why I couldn't quickly locate a carton of ultra-slim menthol cigarettes (I don't smoke! I don't know what these things mean!), it was a pretty decent job, especially when I got to stock the beauty shelves.